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Mother Hubbards enters the dog food industry

In today's society life is so fast moving that we have become so used to eating in a manner that has little resemblance to our forefathers habits, where eating was essentially a social occasion where people took time to sit down and relax. Through this behaviour, not only has our quality of life dropped, our food has become far less nutritious and therefore our health suffers. Our furry friends are not allowed to make their own decisions on what they eat and it is our responsibility to get this decision correct because its massively important.



Nutrition

Nutrition

When we consider the subject of nutrition we naturally think of health, this has not always been the case. If we were to look back in history we would see that people’s diets were often based on the foods they enjoyed eating and that were available rather than the food that would constitute the best option in respect of their health.



Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and Neutering

In the latest blog in our behavioural series we are going to take a look at the issue of neutering and spaying

There is no doubt that this is a contentious issue. Opinion is hugely divided between when to neuter or spay and in fact whether to do it at all. So let’s start with some facts....
At around 6 months of age Dogs both male and female start to become greatly influenced by sexual hormones. Next to eating this is the highest drive any Dog will have.

When Dogs are left intact their drive to mate can become overwhelming.



Wags Blogs – Behavioural Series – Barking

Wags Blogs – Behavioural Series – Barking

Excessive barking can quickly turn a happy home into a house of horror. Sadly many thousands of Dogs end up in shelters every year for this very reason, but there are lots of positive and reasonably easy methods that can be used to stop excessive barking all you need to know is what they are. Luckily for you we do and in the latest Blog in our behavioural series we have written them down for you!

Finding the Cause



Wags Blog – Behavioural Series – Jumping Up

Wags Blog – Behavioural Series – Jumping Up

There can be no denying that being greeted by a happy Dog is one of life’s simple pleasures. It is hard not to be moved by their joy and excitement upon seeing us or meeting new people or Dogs, but such greetings can also quickly become an issue



Wags Doggy Day Care – Blogs – Behavioural Series - Toileting

Wags Doggy Day Care – Blogs – Behavioural Series - Toileting

In this week’s blog we look at one of the most complained about aspects of Dog behaviour; Toileting indoors. This issue causes major problems for owners around the world and can be a source of massive conflict between Dogs and their owners.



Wags Blog – Behavioural Series – Food Guarding

Wags Blog – Behavioural Series – Food Guarding

Food guarding behaviour is a common problem reported by Dog owners and often causes significant concern. Dog owners fear that this behaviour will lead to physical aggression from their Dog and for those people who have children in the house this can be very worrying

As with any aspect of Dog behaviour there is a significant amount of misleading information and dangerous advice available to owners and sadly such advice only serves to exacerbates the issue



Wags Doggy Day Care – Behavioural Series – Recall

Wags Doggy Day Care – Behavioural Series – Recall

In the first blogs in our behavioural series we explored the most effective, basic things you can do in order to help your Dog lead a happy life and proactively avoid behavioural issues. Having done so we will now move on to look at specific behavioural issues and how to prevent them and resolve them
The first behaviour we will tackle is recall.
Surprisingly getting their Dog to return to them reliably is fairly low down on most Dog owner’s wish list. However, teaching a Dog this skill is incredibly important.



Wags Blogs – Behavioural Series – Setting your Dog up for Success

Wags Blogs – Behavioural Series – Setting your Dog up for Success

Throughout the following series of blogs we will be exploring behavioural issues that owners frequently experience in respect of their Dogs and the various methods and techniques, which can be employed in order to help resolve them.



Wags Blogs – Behavioural Series – Setting your Dog up for Success

Wags Blogs – Behavioural Series – Setting your Dog up for Success

Throughout the following series of blogs we will be exploring behavioural issues that owners frequently experience in respect of their Dogs and the various methods and techniques, which can be employed in order to help resolve them.